The Red House Nursery

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Water play

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Activity for children 2 years and over.

Equipment needed: large bowl, washing up liquid, plastic toys, jugs, sponges, dolls, and cutlery.

Fill the bowl with water and let your child see you add the washing up liquid to see the change and the bubbles appear. Add different objects and use as role play your child can pretend to wash up, pretend to bath the doll, or just play. The children often play together in this activity talking to each other and helping each other. We have to admit the bubbles is their favourite part and we’ve seen them make beards, bubble hats and snow when we’ve observed. We’re sure you’ll see some of this at home.

This activity will help your child take pleasure in learning new skills, talk freely about their home and community and talk activities through reflecting on and modifying what they are doing.

Spaghetti play on a tray

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Activity for children under 2 years.

Equipment needed: tray, tin of spaghetti, spoons and cups.

Simply pour a tin of spaghetti onto the tray and let your baby explore using hands, spoons and cups. We have some fantastic photos we’ve been able to give to parents of their own child when they’ve been involved in messy play. We’ve seen parents in fits of laughter and astonishment at what their children have been up to during the day when we show them the results of this activity.

Babies will use their senses during the activity by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing whilst they play. Babies can use the cups to fill and empty with spaghetti.

Babies will develop their skills, explore objects and materials with hands and mouth and become absorbed in putting objects in and out of containers.

Colouring – The Red House

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Download and print the Red House Nursery Colouring sheet.

Colour it with crayons, pencil, chalks or paint to create your own masterpiece.

Colouring Sheet – The Red House

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